COST ACCOUNTANT SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$59,000
$44,000
Min 10%
$59,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DuPont
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a cost accountant make?
The national average salary for a Cost Accountant in the U.S. is $59,294 annually or $28.51 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $44,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $78,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Cost Accountants are Professional companies and Manufacturing companies. Alaska, Washington, Delaware, New Jersey, and Oregon are some of the states with the best Cost Accountant salaries in the US. The typical employment in the position spans 3.7 years.

Average Cost Accountant Salary By Company

There is good job security in Cost Accountant positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Cost Accountants at DuPont and Interface report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like James Hardie Building Products and MGM Resorts International report highly competitive salaries for Cost Accountants.

Average Cost Accountant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Cost Accountant in the USA is $59,294 annually or $28.51 hourly. Cost Accountants make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $68,132 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $45,000. Alaska, Washington, Delaware, New Jersey, and Oregon are the states with the highest payscale for Cost Accountants. Kentucky, New Mexico, Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$68,132
2
Seattle, WA
$62,739
3
Portland, OR
$58,259
4
North Brunswick, NJ
$57,550
5
New York, NY
$57,335

Average Cost Accountant Salary By Industry

Cost Accountant salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Automotive companies, Construction companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Cost Accountants. Salaries for Cost Accountants in Automotive companies average $59,689 annually, while Construction companies and Manufacturing companies pay $59,461 and $59,440, respectively. The average salary for Cost Accountants in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $58,926.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Automotive
$59,689
2
Construction
$59,461
3
Manufacturing
$59,440
4
Retail
$59,293
5
Hospitality
$58,926

RECENTLY ADDED Cost Accountant SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/31/2019
$70,000
Cost Accountant
10/30/2019
$38,000
Robert Half
Cost Accountant
10/29/2019
$57,393
Robert Half
Cost Accountant
10/28/2019
$65,000
Cost Accountant
10/26/2019
$95,000
Robert Half
Cost Accountant
10/25/2019
$45,914
Robert Half
Cost Accountant
10/23/2019
$59,480
Robert Half
Cost Accountant
10/22/2019
$41,740
Robert Half
Cost Accountant
10/22/2019
$70,000
Robert Half
Cost Accountant
10/21/2019
$83,480
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